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Thread: Machine bed sizes

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    Machine bed sizes

    I've been quilting with a Singer 401A and was wondering if there is a machine with a longer bed. It's tuff to quilt kings on the 401A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    I've been quilting with a Singer 401A and was wondering if there is a machine with a longer bed. It's tuff to quilt kings on the 401A.
    Do you mean the space between the needle and the right side of the machine? There are quite a few machines, with a longer harp/throat. My Janome Horizon 7700 has 11".

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    Yes, that space. My jumble up and push through the hole method would work better if the bed was longer.

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    The 201 and 319 have more throat space. There are industrial type vintage machines with long beds. Otherwise, there are PLENTY of new machines with longer beds.

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    The 66 and 15s also have more space. I think the 201 has the most of a normal household type machine.

    Joe

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    I have a 15-90 clone I haven't tried out yet. I'll have to check the size this evening.

    Thanks.

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    My 201 has more space than my 401a.

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    The 201 has 8 or 9 inches of space.

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    Oops, posted to wrong thread

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    I quilted an almost king sized quilt on my 15-91. I did cut my batting into thirds, because I was worried about it being to much to push and shove through. Felt like more space than it actually measures, I think. I didn't find myself struggling. I think it would have been okay even had I left the batting in tact (maybe a little tight in the middle - but I don't think it would have been bad).
    Dawn

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